2014

December

28.12

I’m No Heroine: On Feminism and Strength by Gappy Tales via @RoomOfOurOwn

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Stepsat Motherlode

Feminism: Nope, it’s still neither for nor about men by Karen Ingala Smith

13 Books To Read By Black Feminist Women By Khadijah Costley White at Role/Reboot

Teenage girls invent app to track police violence at A Room of our Own

#IBelieveHer – In Defence of Radical Belief pt 2

Why @SpikedOnline Is No Champion of Free Speech at incarnationalrelational

The Ghost of Christmas Past: Spare a Thought for Survivors Everywhere at Woman as Subject

Gossip Girls and Boys via @SamAmbreen

Shaneka Thompson Isn’t Just ‘a Woman in Baltimore’—Her Life Matters and You Should Know Her Name, Too BY: DEMETRIA LUCAS D’OYLEY

Childbirth and women’s reality – A Xmas post at Motherhood is a Feminist Issue

Top Ten Books I’ve Read this Year — A Feminist Perspective by @Cratesnribbons at Media Diversified

May your days be merry and bright, And may all your christmases be white by Kate Elizabeth Gross

21.12

My MatFem Theory Workshop Speech at Nottingham Women’s Conference at All Mothers Work

Why Sex Work Isn’t Work by Lori Watson

Anti-rape messaging offends Whistler bros by Meghan Murphy

Feminism is not compatible with capitalism by Lauren Young

Why I’m sceptical about the new domestic violence legislation by Bottomface

The Blind Side’ woman does something racist, gets retweeted by white people by Anne Theriault

I WOKE UP THIS MORNING WITH A BAD HANGOVER/ AND MY PENIS WAS MISSING AGAIN”: ON POWER AND PSEUDO-HISTORY BY @LUCYALLENFWR

Feminism in 2014: Where did it all go wrong? by Glosswitch

We need to talk about the process by @strifejournal

The Unbearable White Ignorance of Annie Lennox by Zoe Samudzi

#ThisTweetCalledMyBack: Personal Statement by Lauren Chief ElkIn

Solidarity With #ThisTweetCalledMyBack by Sisters of Resistance

Police Violence and the Discourse of (White) Fear by Margarita Aragon

The Problem Is Not With #IBelieveHer: In Defence Of Radical Belief at Incarnational Relational

23.12

There is no free speech defence for Julian Blanc by Sarah Ditum

BBC Norfolk’s Nick Conrad Thinks He’s A Slave to His Penis and Blames Victims on #ChedEvans Discussion at IncarnationalRelational

So, what do you do by @SamCandour

The Police Service should be legally challenged for institutional sexism by @Huma101 at Media Diversified

Hey ladies! Never forget that you don’t count by @Glosswitch

Men are stupid; like women who are “effortlessly” thin by Meghan Murphy at Feminist Current

#DontLetThemDrown: This is not a border enforcement issue, it’s a humanitarian crisis  via @WritersofColour

Why I don’t do activism with men anymore at Shack Diaries

THE BLAME GAME — WE NEED TO STOP BLAMING WOMEN FOR GENDER INEQUALITY BY @CRATESNRIBBONS by @CratesNRibbons

Essential Writing by Women 14.12.14It’s not naive, sexist OR stupid to say, ‘I believe her’. at Oosty’s OfferingsOn high heels and stupid choices via ‪@glosswitchHow Would The Media Cover Leonardo DiCaprio’s Partying If He Were A Woman? by Jessica Goldstein

Domestic Abuse: Not Caught on Camera by Rubab Zaidi

On Negative Self-talk at Belle Jar

The victims of anti-rape campaigns: Men on sexodus by Laura McNally at Feminist Current

Liberal and Conservative Christianity, the same book, a different binding, and why I , as a Catholic radfem, refuse to sit by while “liberals” perpetuate the very systems which oppress me, spiritually, because I’m female. by The Real Thunder Child

A little lifeboat at One Woman’s Thoughts

Eleanor DeFreitas. If a young woman , found guilty of nothing, is to be posthumously branded the worst kind of liar, I want to know how, and why. at the Real Thunder Child

What’s wrong with men like Ally Fogg? at Shack Diaries

Disabled Parenting, Buses and The Brady Bunch by @LUBottom

Oh it’s so shocking blah blah at The Koori Woman

Women-Only by Portia Smart

7.12

Women Only Space – Fundamental to Feminism and all Women at Shack Diaries

The Pro-Sexploitation Lobby and Disabled People at Life in the Patriarchal Mix

Rolling Stone don’t believe in women by Glosswitch

Who Counts by Karen Ingala Smith

The Power of Derailing Political Discussions about Male Violence by @EVB_Now

Male Violence effects us all by @TerriStrange

Vile Product: Mick Philpott & our cosy acceptance of male violence by @Marstrina

When Women and Girls Are Attacked by Men, We Blame Everything Except Male Violence by @CratesNRibbons

Let’s Talk about Rape (Pt 1) by @helen_a13

Let’s talk about rape pt 2 by @helen_a13

#ibelieveher: Why Evans’ supporters have no right to criticise Rape Crisis. by @FrothyDragon

On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, let’s remember what feminism is actually about by Meghan Murphy at Feminist Current

Feminists: this is the biggest backlash we’ve ever faced by Firewomon

Believing men is not “a feminist imperative” at Root Veg

Living in Black and White on Twitter: Why #AliveWhileBlack is Much More Important than #CrimingWhileWhite by Queen Muse at Media Diversified

Content About State Violence On Black People; Plagiarism and Exploitation By “Allies”at Gradient Lair

Good girl at girl shaped guitar

For Maria at Koori Woman

I have a neighbour…. Disability and Disbelief at Bottomface

 

November

1.11

To Combat Drug Violence and Corruption, Mexican Police Detain Student Activists….. by @Andrews_Cath

The media keeps referring to Ghomeshi’s abuse as ‘non-consensual’ like that’s a thing by Meghan Murphy at Feminist Current

The Absent Feminist Part 3 at A Woman Alone

Why doesn’t she just leave at Everyday Victim Blaming

For crying out loud by Head In Book

No racism in Moree at the koori woman

This is what male violence does by @God_loves_women

First he touched me by @Carregonnen

I believe you  at @FeministBorgia

16 Reasons for #16Days by Cath Elliott

Why talking about male violence matters by Sarah Ditum

Reclaim The March! Statement from Radical Feminists on what occurred at London Reclaim The Night 2014 at Sisterhood is Powerful

Learning to write whilst spending a bit of money: some creative writing books that are worth the investment by Katharine Edgar

Giving birth in a dictatorship at A Woman Alone

The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend by Bella Solanum

There is no freedom as long as women are being raped by Glosswitch

Men’s violence against women: ‘Miss World’ is part of the problem by Karen Ingala Smith

What are we doing here? at Root Veg

Houston, We have a problem at Naefearty: your fantasy is my nightmare

Intersectionality (amongst other things) is Bullshit at The Arctic Feminist

16.11

Not All Objectification Is Sexual: The Return of the Fetal Container by Alison Reiheld

Under the skies by @CatEleven

Asexuality: Rethinking Romantic Orientation and Attraction Types As “Required” Identifiers at Gradient Lair

When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, at Gradient Lair

consent has never existed at Then they said burn her

Female-only space at Then they said burn her

Ghomeshi played the role of a feminist ally, but in private he was fully enmeshed in porn culture at Feminist Current

More on *that* Allison Pearson rape apology piece by Rando at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Allison Pearson scores an Own Goal by jean Hatchet at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Need for a Women’s Centre in Waltham Forest

A PERSON LIKE ME AT Left at the Lights

LESBIAN IS POLITICAL WHETHER IT IS OR NOT (OR ANY WOMAN CAN BE A LESBIAN) by Ann Tagonist

COMPULSORY HETEROSEXUALITY AND LESBIAN EXISTENCE by Adrienne Rich

We need to talk about the process by Emma Stonebridge at Trouble and Strife

9.11

Fear is a liar at Blues in a Tea Cup

Girlhood at Then They Said Burn Her

The Ups and Downs of Being a Dyslexic Academic at Reading Medieval Books

More Men are Raped in US than Women? at Feminism 101

What’s with the banter? at Let’s Talk Vaginas

Defending “the worst”: why no women is a just target for sexism by Glosswitch

THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE REDUX BY @LUBOTTOM at A Room of our Own

Born that way at Die Patriarchy Die

#BeenRapedNeverReported at One Woman’s Thoughts

In the eyes of the law my abuse didn’t happen at One Woman Alone

These are my pronouns by Sian Steans

Still think rape jokes are harmless fun? by Soraya Chemaly

The Art of Discussing Dead Women at Everyday Victim Blaming

ANOTHER DEPOLITICISED REPORT ON MALE SEXUAL PREDATION OF FEMALES at Everyday Victim Blaming

What motives for violence are we prepared to acknowledge and what do we avoid? by @EavesCharity

2.11

Being an angry woman and why it scares me by Murder of Goths

If you think feminism is winning, read this. (Trigger warning) at Reading Medieval Books

WHEN DOES THE MAGICAL METAMORPHOSIS HAPPEN?AT HELL, YEAH I’M A FEMINIST

Womanist Thoughts On Mainstream Feminism, Media, Violence, Sexuality and More… at Gradient Lair

Conference Feminism at Sisterhood is Powerful

‘phobia’ finger-pointing: it’s the new misogyny at Sisterhood is Powerful

LAUNDRY IS HARD BY AGORAPHOBIC FEMINIST

Not just taken from Man: On the BBC’s 100 Women list by Glosswitch

#WhyIStayed #WhyIWent at A Woman Alone

On Annie Lennox and Erasure at hoodfeminism

Jian Ghomeshi’s ‘consent’ defense shows why ‘consent’ isn’t good enough at Feminist Current

Heavy Histories at Feminist Killjoys

Dear Michael Portillo: A Challenge to Rape Myths Is Not A Challenge to Free Speech at incarnationalrelational

Essential Writing by Women

Pathologizing Black Folks is America’s Religion, Or: A Few Thoughts on Roxane Gay’s ‘Bad Feminist” at Aware of Awareness: Musings on Spirituality, Academia & Well-Being

Judy Finnigan: the myth of the perfect victim and the acceptable rape by Huma Munshi at Media Diversified

Whose weapon is it anyway by @Umlolidunno at Root Veg

Whose weapon is it anyway (part two) by @Umlolidunno at Root Veg

As an ex prostitute, I urge all the political parties to commit to the Sex Buyer Law by Crystal

Since Reeva Steenkamp’s death, 243 women have been killed by male violence in the UK alone by Sian Norris

Her name was Reeva Steenkamp by Kat Lister

Do you dare? by Opinionated Planet

Are you safe? at Opinionated Planet

Most men at Opinionated Planet

If I was a blonde girl at Left at the Lights

Academics, they’re not women you know at Reading Medieval Books

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years for murdering Reeva Steenkamp at Feminist Current

Are you experienced? by Head in Book

REEVA STEENKAMP AND OSCAR PISTORIUS: NOT A QUESTION OF FACT, BUT PERSPECTIVE BY @GLOSSWITCH

Witches and Wicked Bodies: Imaging the Other at Reading Medieval Books

Brokeback radfem: sometimes the metaphors write themselves at PHONAESTHETICA

5 Reasons for being single is better for women by Gappy Tales

#ibelieveher: Why Evans’ supporters have no right to criticise Rape Crisis. at Frothy Dragon and the Patriarchal Stone

October

20.10

“Men Can’t Be Arsed to Organise Their Own Social Lives” says new report. by Opinionated Planet

Tourism, White Privilege and Colonial Mentality in East Africa by Samira Sawlani

Violent men and ruined lives – what about their victimsby Sian Norris

Why @SarahVine Is Wrong About Rape & Saying So Is Not “Monstering” by IncarnationalRelational

Ched Evans, Natasha Massey and This Morning: Who has the right to forgive, and what is being forgiven? by Philippa Willitts at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Ched Evans & the one-sided media by @blefuscu74

Ched Evans: Blaming everyone but himself by @blefuscu74

An Ode to Ched at Oosty’s Offering

The #takehomeselfie rules by Glosswitch

Pity poor Oscar Pistorius and Ched Evans – their CVs ruined, for ever by Hadley Freeman

John Grisham: Viewing Images of Abused Children isn’t Abuse by Sian Norris

Dear Luke (on rape apologism) by Musings of a Rose

Why Doesn’t She Leave at Ending Victimisation and Blame

“I’m Pregnant. So Why Can’t I Tell You?” by @AbbyRasminsky

Theatres Of Rape by Srimati Basu

Minding our Language by Debbie Cameron at Trouble & Strife

13.10

It’s not really as bad as you make out by @PlanetCath at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Why Feminists need Fear by Glosswitch

Not being male doesn’t make anyone less human by Glosswitch

Through the looking glass: women, words and violence by Glosswitch

The #WakeUpCall selfie: just another egotistical celebrity stunt for ‘charity’ by Hadley Freeman

I’m Tired by @RowenaMonde

An Unforgivable Truth: America, You are not my home by Michelle Denise Jackson at For Harriet

I Am Still My Sisters’ Keeper: Domestic Violence and Colorism in the Black Community by Erica A. Thurman at For Harriet

Essential Writing by Women

NOT JUST HORROR IN “AUNTY’S” HOUSE at A New Self Written

Confessions of a Skeptic at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival at Lavender Jane Strikes Back

This is what male violence does (content note) by God Loves Women

A Brief Comment on Peter Nunn, Sentenced Today For Twitter Abuse by Caroline Criado Perez

When bad allies get good guy awards at Make Me A Sammich

Orthodox Man Refuses to Sit Next to Feminist Activist on Airplane by Elana Sztokman

WHY I REJECT FORGIVENESS CULTURE by Elizabeth Switaj

Why the hierarchy of dead women and girls by Karen Ingala Smith

If Not Now, When? at sian and crooked rib

7.10

Climate action now: Why there’s no time to loseby Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

What does it look like this equality that you speak of? by Karen Ingala Smith

#HeForShe and the pointless battle to be recognised by @PlanetCath

EMMA WATSON, FEMINISM AND MEN BY Heather Harvey

Not all men by Kiss Me and Be Quiet

HOW I DISCOVERED SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HURT FINISHED FRIENDSHIPS BY @JENNYRARARAW

FIL 2014 responds to SWOU by Feminism in London

Teaching Women’s History by Bridgit Lockyer

If you were a feminist by The Real Thunder Child

I Should Of Known: Julian of Norwich and the Venerable History of Dodgy Auxiliary Verbs at Reading Medieval Books

Feminism’s ugly internal clash: Why its future is not up to white women by Britney Cooper

 I am not a fucking breeder at Motherhood is a Feminist Issue

What if everything negative you’ve been told about mothering was wrong? Motherhood is a Feminist Issue

The Breeders by @PlanetCath at Motherhood is a Feminist Issue

September

 21.9

Re-thinking sisterhood conference and what I said about women only space by Sian Norris

We are drowning in stories that privilege the perspectives of white males by Glosswitch

I was raped when I was drunk. I was 14. Do you believe me, Richard Dawkins? by anonymous

Laurie Penny, you’ve lost me by Meghan Murphy

And, stupid cats who don’t understand physics because it’s been a long week and we all need a giggle.

Agency is magic and so is tweaking by Laura McNally

PODCAST: Cherry Smiley on Indigenous feminism, colonial violence and the sex industry at Feminist Current

HOW I DISCOVERED SOCIAL MEDIA CAN HURT FINISHED FRIENDSHIPS at A Room of our Own

Men stop telling us how to do feminism by Marstrina at A Room of our own

THE REPRODUCTION OF RACIALIZED SYSTEMS OF SOCIAL CONTROL BY @SARAMSALEM at a Room of our Own

Beyoncé and Whites’ Resentment of Wealthy Black Celebrities by Gradient Lair

‘The bystander effect’ Combined passivity, fear and a mind-your-own mentality by Yomi Adegoke

14.9

Oscar Pistorius trial: we need to talk about domestic violence; we need to talk about prevention by Womankind

Oscar Pistorius Verdict: The Problem of Violence Against Women in South Africa by Lydia Smith

Women’s September 11th: Rethinking the International Law of Conoict∗  by Catharine MacKinnon

Remember Reeva Steenkamp, and the thousands of other women killed by men every year by Karen Ingala Smith

It is NOT mine by Portia Smart

We all have a domestic violence problem by Kate Harding

NOT GUILTY VERDICT FOR MAN WHO MURDERED A WOMAN by Sam Ambreen

No need to panic; it’s just Schrödinger’s Family Annihilator at RadFem Groundhog Day

REEVA STEENKAMP AND OSCAR PISTORIUS: NOT A QUESTION OF FACT, BUT PERSPECTIVE BY @GLOSSWITCH

Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he killed by Sarah Ditum

Essential Writing by Women

Our culture dehumanises women by reducing them all to breeders and non-breeders by Glosswitch

“Hate Crimes in Cyberspace” author: “Everyone is at risk, from powerful celebrities to ordinary people” by Soraya Chemaly

On Safe Spaces and Compliance by Glosswitch

Community responses to child sexual exploitation. Pt 1 Helping children to be less vulnerable at It’s Mother’s Work

Community responses to child sexual exploitation Pt2 – Making perpetrators more visible. at It’s Mother’s Work

Community responses to child sexual exploitation Pt3 – support & challenge to the “professionals”. at It’s Mother’s Work

Community responses to child sexual exploitation Pt4 – Addressing the cultural issues at It’s Mother’s Work

Online abuse, leaked nudes and revenge porn: this is nothing less than terrorism against women by Helen Lewis

Are beheadings terrorism? Palmira Silva was the third woman to be decapitated in London this year by Helen Lewis

In which I consider some pragmatic, rational responses to male violence by Sarah Ditum

Sickness eats my soul by Rebecca Mott

It’s The 24th Century, Shouldn’t We Have Fucked Up The Patriarchy More Than This By Now? at the Belle Jar

14 Things at 14ofSomething

When refuges close down the cycle of abuse against women continues by Polly Neate

7.9

An Uppity, Non-Compliant Guide to Feminist Language by Glosswitch

Deconstructing women by Nicola Stott

AWRA AMBA, AN ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE WHERE GENDER EQUALITY IS REAL BY MSAFROPOLITAN

The Problem of Perception at Feminist Killjoys

Fuck your equality at Hypotaxis

Yes, I’m angry, but that doesn’t make me illogical: On victim-blaming at Reading Medieval Books

Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham’s abuse scandal shows by Suzanne Moore

U.S. Hospitals Hinder Black Women’s Breastfeeding by Juhie Bhatia

August

I’m on holidays with limited wifi. Normal service will resume soon!No-platforming and Newsnight by Sarah DitumMore on work, women, and who is expected to do what by Marstrina

Activists Explain Why The Mike Brown Shooting Is A Feminist Issue by Tara Culp-Ressler

Think same sex parents are inherently worse than straight ones? Then sorry, but you are homophobic. at Sian and Crooked Rib

Violation after violation: why did Ireland force a woman on hunger strike to bear her rapist’s child? by Sarah Ditum

10.8

“I am a victim of nothing but my own bad choices”: Women Against Feminism and neoliberal individualismby Alison Phipps

Domestic violence refuge provision at crisis point, warn charities by Sandra Laville

Labels and Politics by Sarah Ditum

Refuges at a Crisis Point; And, it’s all about the Men by Frothy Dragon

I appear to be allergic to being female by Murder of the Goths

Where does organised religion end and morality begin by Huma Munshi

Some thoughts on a modern twist: Stepford Wives at the Arctic Feminist

Essential Writing by Women

Women against the Feminist Backlash by Sam Ambreen

How TERF works by Sarah Ditum

The Social Construction of Sexuality at Sisterhood is Powerful

Defending the “Terf”: Gender is Politicial at Feminist Current

Women are not to Blame for Male Violence. Ever. at Feminists Unknown

“Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies”: what it’s like to be an anti-war Israeli by Marina Strinkovsky

Tracking the Terfs at Feminist Unknown

Decent of you all to acknowledge I might be a real person after all by Sarah Ditum

So, there’s to be a Terf Tracker: Put me at the top of the listby Firewomon

What does cis mean for being a woman by Caroline Criado Perez

Be what you are: on gender as class by Sarah Ditum

The Work Program and the Erasure of the Value of Women’s Work by Frothy Dragon

In Ancient Sparta by Hypotaxis

I say it, therefore it is. by Umlolidunno at FWSA

Binary is for Computers at Murder of Goths

Reclamation at The Arctic Feminist

Quick points on the ‘degrees of rapes’ argument and why it matters at Libertarian Lou’s Blog

Want a drink? Ride a horse? Join the fire service? Have a life? Not if you’re of childbearing age you don’t. at The Real Thunder Child

This week’s Silent Sunday is a double post as I was on a very lovely holiday last week in the Dales with friends with no wifi or 3G

Dear pro-feminist male partner at Feminists Unknown

Are you on the Block Bot yet? by Sisterhood is Powerful

Can (Male Sexual Predators) Paedophiles be Good (Men) People by Hecuba at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Internet Sex Offenders: Not the Real Thing? by Sarah Nelson

On Wifework, Piers Plowman, and the Dangers of Judging Books by their Covers at Reading Medieval Books

Why soldiers rape — and when they don’t — in diagrams by Lauren Wolfe

6 Female Creations Attributed to Dudes by ‪@elizabethethird

A Black Rainbow by Cat Eleven

Violence Against Women: TV’s shame by Grainne McMahon

“Decent of you to allow that I may be a real person after all” by ‪@sarahditum

The Wanted Project by Big Mouth Girl

Gas Mark Six at Naefaerty

“Muslim women” on trial; Western society the judge by Yasmine Nagaty

The Truth about Radical Feminism at Sisterhood is Powerful

Fat Bikini Babes: Defining Beach Bodies at Fat Fem PinUp

It’s Only Natural at Dear Patriarchy -Die

This is a great TedX Talk about Talat Yaqoob

The Princess Effect: How women’s magazines demean powerful women—even when they’re trying to celebrate them by Sarah Kendzior

Exercising Empathy at One Woman’s Thoughts

The Potato Salad Kickstarter, “Jokes” and Privilege at @GradientLair

Narrating female oppression, or, Does it matter whether Harriet Capon was trans? by Glosswitch

A woman’s work is never done by @marstrina

The Circus Tent at One Woman’s Thoughts

No-one Expects the Dangly Bits Inquisition at Head In Book

Women everywhere have their movement limited by the male gaze by Renie D. Lodge

Advice for Parents of Teen Girls and Girl-children who think they are trans by nymesis

PATRIARCHY AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ‘OBJECTIVE FACTS’: THE NARRATIVE IS ALREADY GENDERED by @LucyAllenFWR

This week’s must read is: Soraya Chemaly’s Why Rape Euphemisms and Myths are Dangerous

More Than the Message: Media, Safety and Attribution in Online Activism by Sydette Harry

Strong by Head in Book

Miss-leading headlines: Andrea Leadsom, The Telegraph and Postnatal Depression by Head in Book

No Football Today by Rebecca Mott

I am angry at Feminists Unknown

Some impermissible female thoughts on the word “woman” by Glosswitch

On Passing, and Why Transwomen need to STFU and Listen to Actual Women  Miriam Afloat

The Demise of Lads Mags and the Rise of Feminism by Hannah Pool

Class vs. Race how the liberal elite just don’t get it by Huma Munshi

NAKED HEADLESS WOMEN GOLF TEES, IT’S ALL A BIT OF A LAUGH BY @K_INGALASMITH

This thing about feminist self-defence by EVB

ON MALE ENTITLEMENT TO WOMEN OR “WHOSE FAULT IS PATRIARCHY?” BY @SMASHESTHEP

This isn’t my usual thing but Ending Victimisation and Blame (Everyday Victim Blaming) are running a fundraiser this weakend and are asking everyone to donate just £1 to their campaign!

How many times do I have to say this? at Hypotaxis

Top 10 Superheroines Who Deserve Their Own Movies by Amanda Rodriguez

Remake A Better, Bi-er ‘Chasing Amy’ by Robin Hitchcock

Boy or Girl? Why not have a stereotype instead by Glosswitch

Is sexual violence in conflict a new Trojan horse? by Charlotte Gage

Finding privilege: class, gender and social justice tourismby Glosswitch

A Hot Woman on a Magazine Cover by Sarah Ditum

What will a post-gender world look like? by Ms Hell Bedlam

“My Well-Beloved Valentine”: Marriage, Medieval and Modern at Reading Medieval Books

Robin Thicke and the Dynamics of Abuse at the Belle Jar

Pride 2014: How did we go from shouting at the top of our lungs to merely asking for sympathy? by Julie Bindel

On bras and other burning questions at Head in Book

Saying What We Mean In A Sexist Language at Quiet Irregular

If you read only one article this week, make it this one by Soraya Chemaly:

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes? 

July

22.6

“Die in a fire” by Karen Ingala Smith

‘Go die in a fire” is not just an idle threat – as I know only too well at Sian and Crooked Rib

Criminalising forced marriage: The risk of symbolic gestures by Huma Munshi

The Gender of Rape by 23 xx

Michael Fabricant, jokes, political correctness and context at Libertarian Lou’s Blog

A Punch in the Throat at Feminism from a Geordie Perspective

The C word V: cooking by Jenni Remnant and Libby Morrison

UK summit on sexualized violence: ‘A time warp in the wrong direction’ by Jody Williams at Women Under Siege

Campus Racism in Brazil – the case of Stephanie Ribeiroby Media Diversified

Nahid Al-Manea was stabbed to death ‘because she was wearing traditional Muslim dress’? by Karen Ingala Smith

Fighting men for women-only space through the ages at Sisterhood is Powerful

Holding our Politicians Accountable by EVB at FWSAuk

The article below does not have a named author on it but I’m including it anyways because it’s important:

The Border Is the Problem: Resisting the “Humanitarian” Solution to Child Migration

14.6

The Maleficent Rape Scene That We Need to Talk About by Hayley Krisher

Do we really need Angelina Jolie? by Lauren Wolfe

Falconry and the Tudors by Katharine Edgar

Sugared rose petals – and other lovely Tudor things to do with roses by Katharine Edgar

ALLIES, DAMNED ALLIES, AND STATISTICS. by Economistadentata

Whose weapon is it anyways at RootVeg

Lesbian dies after being deported by United Kingdom back to Uganda at Shack Diaries

War makes no different by Rebecca Mott

Why can’t UNISON believe women by Cath Elliott

Dallas Denny’s “First Glance” of Gender Hurts by Sheila Jeffreys at Nymeses

I want 140 characters which will end rape by Samantha Berg

Male Fantasies, Historical Fiction, and Game of Thrones Geekery by Reading Medieval Books

In Defence of Pink by @JumpMag

8.6

Finding the Costs of Freedom: How women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence by Liz Kelly and Solace Women’s Aid

Broken nets, shattered dreams at furcoatsnaenicks

Novel Idea: What If We Actually Researched Whether Menstrual Products Are Safe to Use at AutoStraddle

Motherless by choice by Katie Naum

Fat-shaming women doesn’t make us any slimmer by Glosswitch

On #YesAllWomen, and the Discomfort of ‘Good Men’ by Crates & Ribbons

When Women and Girls Are Attacked by Men, We Blame Everything Except Male Violence by Crates & Ribbons

The Government’s hypocrisy on violence against women, and asylum at Sian & Crooked Rib

Remember Them at One Woman’s Thoughts

It’s time to criminalise psychological abuse by Polly Neate

Ally Fogg is wrong at Oosty’s Offerings

A Bundle of Joy at Motherhood is a Feminist Issue

PENIS REVULSION: IT’S UNDERSTANDABLE NOT ‘BIGOTRY’ at Sisterhood is Powerful

Ally Fogg, Mankind, and the erasure of male violence at Everyday Victim Blaming

Here is Michelle Obama’s amazing speech on black female beauty from Maya Angelou’s memorial service at Rachel Sklar

1.5

Daily Mail – this is a new journalistic low EVEN FOR YOU. at Cruella Blogspot

Male entitlement begets male entitlement: On Elliot Rodger, misogyny, and the sex industry by Meghan Murphy

Of all the mass-murderers, Elliot Rodger is the one I’d most like to throttle. His creed was self-pity, his world a figment of the internet by Grace Dent

EVERYDAY VIOLENCE: IT’S NOT JUST MASS SHOOTINGS WOMEN FEAR BY Victoria Brownworth

Domestic violence viral ad: the real difference between attacks on women and attacks on men by Polly Neate

So, what do we do know by Cath Costello

The Blame Game (content note) at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Why It’s So Hard for Men to See Misogyny by Amanda Hess

WHEN DO WE TALK ABOUT “UNPLEASANT” TRUTHS IN THE WAKE OF ELLIOT RODGER’S DESTRUCTION? by Soraya Chemaly

Weaned Gently but Completely at His Feminist Mama

The Stoning of Farzana P. by Bina Shah

On the Geek Guys’ Elliot Rodger Think Pieces at Shakesville

The Art of Loving Women: How Woman-Love is Saving My Life by Brianna Wilson

In fear of dishonour – when the perpetrators are family  by Huma Munshi

25.5

Feminism isn’t for everyone at HYPOTAXIS: THE SUBORDINATION OF ONE CLAUSE TO ANOTHER . . .

Myths about Andrea Dworkin by Julie Bindel

Not all men” IS “all men” and ALL women , know why. at The Real Thunder Child

Top Ten Facts on Women and Elections by End Violence Against Women

Alison Phipps’ What’s Driving the New Sexism

Beatrix Campbell’s Scudamore: Sexism isn’t silly. C’mon football – kick it out!

The ‘treatment’ for non-gender conforming girls/boys is child abuse at Shack Valley

There’s no off-switch for sexism, the Premier League should have sacked Scudamore by Sian Norris

Not-so-absent girls, the champions of YA and what Caitlin Moran should read by Sara Barnard

We Need to talk about men’s violence by EVB

Why does a man murder his wife? by Heather Harvey

What does the Fifa World Cup Tournament mean for Women? More Male Violence. at Shack Diaries

Out of the Picture by Head in Books

Women’s bodies, caught between realness and the internal bra by Glosswitch

Legalising prostitution is not the answer by Julie Bindel

They love it when we beg by Jean Hatchet

Sex as terrorism by Sarah Ditum on Andrea Dworkin

The system doesn’t care why you don’t vote. That’s why I voted today. by Sian and Crooked Rib

My Big, long-awaited lesbian wedding by Victoria Brownworth

Joining the dots: from fairy tales to Elliot Rodger by Glosswitch

A protest of Radfems Respond at Nymeses

A series on disablism, privilege and feminism by @Psycho_Claire for A Room of our Own: A Feminist/ Womanist Network

Disabism in Mainstream Feminism

Cognitive Dissonance and Privilege

Schemas, Stereotypes and in-group/out-group thinking

The consequences of individual vs. class analysis 

Interacting with traumatised individuals

Learning, Mistakes and Forgiveness

18.5

Here’s what I want from progressives (some fucking solidarity) by Meghan Murphy

The government’s plans to lock up girls with their babiesby Frances Cook

Will There Ever Be Justice for Syria’s Rape Survivors? by Lauren Wolfe

I Sort of Hope We Find Out That Jill Abramson Was Robbing the Cash Register by Rebecca Traister

Rape victims shouldn’t have to suffer in silence and keep their rapists’ secrets by Jessica Valenti

Not All Bad News by Sarah Greene at Trouble & Strife

The tough questions being faced by today’s pro-choicersby Eva Wiseman

26 good things about being sick by  Lucy Bottom

Snow White vs The Evil Queen: Some thoughts on feminism’s “generation gap” by Glosswitch

How is gender harmful, and what does the idea of gender abolition mean to trans women? by MINDERGENFIELD

Four Thought by Rebecca Mott

Mind-boggling Arrogance in the Face of Feminism. A quickie. at Reading Medieval Books

Giving Birth Without Autonomy at One Woman’s Thoughts

Radical Feminism: Driving a Psychological Ambulance at Screaming Banshee

27 Things Women hate in bed: rape and sexual assault being one of them at Herbs and Hags: Meanderings of a Hag

Dear Mr Helmer … an open letter at Helen Blogs

The ‘Model Minority’, like the ‘Virgin/Whore’ dichotomy, is man-made By Joy Goh-Mah

Judging and Motherhood by Murder of Goths

Blurred Lines, Medieval Margins, and the Voice of the Ordinary Man at Reading Medieval Books

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘Cultural Violence’ ? by Karen Ingala Smith

Our Visible Spectrum Is One in Which Some of Us Are Simply More Expensive Than Others by Soraya Chemaly

Shailene Woodley is Why Feminists Need to Take Over School Boards by Soraya Chemaly

The Index: Justice for Rape in War by Lauren Wolfe

When is a mother not a mother by Murder of Goths

The Lost Girls: Why women are the “spoils of war” in Nigeria and around the world — and nobody cares. by Lauren Wolfe

Counting Dead Women: Reviewing 2012 – How 107 dead women became 126 by Karen Ingala Smith

Nagging Wives? More like lazy arse husbands at Ending Victimisation and Blame

May

4.5

Follow me by Out of my Panties

Teenage Mothers, Domestic Violence, and Teenage Mothers at A Room of our Own

Being in the Sex Game: Who Gets to Define Rape at A Room of our Own

Employ Me? Word and Disability Hurdles by Murder of the Goths

Worse things you can say by Murder of the Goths

Are you disablist/ableist? #BADD2014 by Lucy Bottomface

What Autism Means to Us by Lucy Bottomface

On Boko Haram, Missing Children & Narcissism by Niama Safia Sandy

We live in a culture riddled with rape-supportive beliefs about consent by Jane Clare Jones

Are you reading enough academic women by Kelly J. Baker

Please don’t describe my work as eloquent by Renie D. Lodge

A Vindication of the Rights of Women at Ending Victimisation and Blame (Everyday Victim Blaming)

End the fixation with ‘schoolgirls outperforming the boys‘ BY Lola Okolosie

Writing Women out of History – Another Stupid Response at Reading Medieval Books

April

27.4

End of Equality by Marina S. at Trouble & Strife

Why Men Should Support Feminism by Rosie Maynard at FWSA UK

The Trouble With Too Much T by KATRINA KARKAZIS and REBECCA JORDAN-YOUNG

So gender isn’t a binary. And? by Glosswitch

Listen to your own words by Rebecca Mott

‘Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance’: On Cranach and Christina of Denmark at Reading Medieval Books

Lupita Nyong’o Is People Magazine’s Most Beautiful and Has Great Perspectives On Beauty Politics at Gradient Lair

Abortion – Yet Another Opinion Piece by Murder of Goths

“THE REASON SO MANY RAPISTS GET OFF IS BECAUSE THERE IS A GREY AREA” at A Room of our own: A Feminist/ Womanist Network

Is Sexuality Innate or Socially Constructed? by Julie Bindel

What if people told European history like they told Native American history? at An Indigenous History of North America

Choosing a college? Look into campus rape rankings before you start packing by Jaclyn Friedman

Rats and snails :: on raising a boy – part 1 at Motherhoodis a Feminist Issue

Trust at Equinox until Solstice

If you read one thing this week, make it this piece:

Maren Sanchez and the Gender Gaps No One Is Talking About by Soraya Chemaly

20.4

False rape accusations: Some stupid questions by Glosswitch

Rape and death threats are all too common in feminist circles, just ask Laura Bates by Karen Boyle

MOVING BEYOND THE “CONSENT IS SEXY” NARRATIVE at Fiending for Hope

The Unreal Narrative at One Woman’s Thoughts

Writing inside too much noise by Rebecca Mott

Can  you give me a link to Counting Dead Men by Karen Ingala Smith

The classical pedagogy of trigger warnings by Classically Inclined

How we explain misogyny in fiction: Malory’s Morte Darthur and Game of Thrones at Reading Medieval Books

On what constitutes a false allegation by Goddess Deeva

A personal intermission at When Women Were Warriors

Earth Woman at When Women Were Warriors

Can a traditional girls magazine go feminist at Salt & Caramel

Where Twitter and Feminism Meet by Mariame KabaAndrea SmithLori Adelman and Roxane Gay

This week, A Room of Our Own: A Feminist/ Womanist Network published a number of posts on feminism, womanism, disablism and ableism. These posts are all must reads:

The Invisibility of Disability by @LUBottom

I apologise for my disability by @MurderOfGoths

I haven’t always been like this by @MurderOfGoths

The Cobblestone Path – raising a child with a disability by @AlexpolisTigers

Real issues with Welfare Reform by @JayneLinney

The Scandal of DWP Silence by @JayneLinney

Truthdig Digs Itself a Very Deep Hole at Life in the Patriarchal Mix

Yes, You ARE a Bigot! at Life in the Patriarchal Mix

Feminism and the Social Model of Disability by Heather Downs

Shocked headline as fat, disabled woman as fun by Philippa Willitts

‘MANIFESTLY INADEQUATE’: AUSTERITY AND CUTS ARE PUNISHING AND DEVASTATING BY @PHILIPPAWRITES

NOBODY’S ENTITLED TO SEX, INCLUDING DISABLED PEOPLE BY @PHILIPPAWRITES

13.4

The missing women you don’t hear about: How the media fails Indigenous communities  by Lauren Chief Elk

‘Manifestly Inadequate’: austerity and cuts are punishing and devastating by Philippa Willitts

Jezebel, Pocahottie, Mami, and China Doll: Highlighting Racialized Sexual Violence by Anahvia Taiyib

The Unheard Voices of World War I by Rebecca Winson

Who exactly is the victim here by Alex Tigers at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Consent: Defining Reasonable Belief by Tracy at Ending Victimisation and Blame

Silky, Smooth Sexism by Talat Yaqoob

How the Daily Mail forgives women for existing by Glosswitch

You hand me butterflies at One Woman’s Thoughts

Fredericton’s Morgentaler Clinic Is Closing, And Here’s Why You Should Care at The Belle Jar

NO ALIBIS – EDUCATING CHILDREN ABOUT RACISM by Margarita Aragon

Why are black female victims seemingly invisible? by Joy Goh-Mah

The divide isn’t between ‘sex negative’ and ‘sex positive’ feminists — it’s between liberal and radical feminism by Meghan Murphy

Time for a rethink – why the current government definition of domestic violence is a problem. by Liz Kelly and Nicole Westmoreland

6.4

HAIR, PLATFORMS AND POLITICS by Huma Munshi

STRANGER SHAMING: HOW ONE PUBLIC MEAL GOT ME 12,000 ONLINE HATERS by Sophie Wilkinson

Why Do So Many Leftists Want Sex Work to Be the New Normal? by Katha Pollitt

So what’s taboo anyway? by Glosswitch

How Buggies Shape Babies Brains by Suzanne Zeedyk

Female Bodies: A Weighty Issue by Foz Meadows

What I did when I didn’t run a marathon by Sara Barnard

Holy Cow! Women killed by their partners or ex-partners are their own worst enemy says columnist by Karen Ingala Smith

We Do Get Hurt by Rebecca Mott

Rape is is the weapon of gender by The Real Thunder Child

THE “SYMBOLIC ANNIHILATION” OF BLACK CHILDREN IN LITERATURE CAN HAVE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES. by Zetta Elliot

PART II THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF “SYMBOLIC ANNIHILATION” by Zetta Elliot

SSCAB/DSCAB: RECONSIDERING THE CONVERSATION at Big Mouth Girl

Maria Miller’s great hypocrisy is in representing people entirely in the interests of her own career by Deborah Orr

The following were all recommended by Lauren Chief Elk

American Studies without America: Native Feminisms and the Nation-State by Andrea Smith

Justice, Liberation and Freedom: Where Are Our Women Leaders? by Jennifer Denetdale

There are more recommendations here.

March

30.3

In the ‘Medieval Mud’: When you’re a Male Renaissance Genius, it doesn’t matter if your Facts are Wrong. at Reading Medieval Books

The power of books inside prisons by Bidisha

They did not believe the women by God loves Women

Forgiveness, Christianity and men’s violence against women by Karen Ingala Smith

The return of the female serial killer by Debbie Cameron

Police Report Slams Response to Domestic Violence But Still Ignore Dead Women by Karen Ingala Smith

Women in Prison by Opinionated Planet

Games for girls and games for boys by Sexism in School

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, FORGIVENESS AND SURVIVAL by Huma Munshi

Sarkless Kitty and the Ghosts of Misogyny by Katharine Edgar

Grief and Memory by Rebecca Mott

HMIC Report – Police Failing Women by PlanetCath

Radical Elemental Feminism: We are the Witches of the movement at When Women Were Warriors

Send a letter to Amnesty International about their Policy on Prostitution by LIFT: Living in freedom together: rethinking prostitution in Tower Hamlets

Response to HMIC Report on Domestic Violence by Eaves: Putting Women First

A Response to the Police Failings on Domestic Violence by PlanetCath

Feminism and Conflict: Whose Security Is It Anyway? by Chitra Nagarajan

23.3

Hashtags as Decolonial Projects with Radical Origins by Suey Park

FROM STEUBENVILLE TO DELHI: DESTROYING RAPE CULTURE IS A WORLDWIDE EFFORT by Huma Munshi

My body is not your images by Sunny Singh

Sexism, a PR dream. by Talat Yaqoob

“No platform” was once reserved for violent fascists. Now it’s being used to silence debate by Sarah Ditum

“But obviously I love it”: Feminism’s problem with sex and lived experience by Glosswitch

Campus Rape and the Rise of the Academic Industrial Complex by Lauren Chief Elk

University is No Place For Women, or, ‘What About the MEN?’ at Reading Medieval Books

Counting Dead Women by Karen Ingala Smith

Why Are Young Asian Girls Invisible When It Comes to Eating Disorders? by Akeela Ahmed

Just Shy of Normal: Fighting Voicelessness in a Noisy World by Sarah Barnard

The Status of Beauty: How Far Have We Come? by Rita Banerji

‘5×3’: the process of nicknaming and slut-shaming for celebrity mothers by Laura Clancy

Giving evidence in a sexual abuse trial: hilarious by Philippa Willitts

Study: Black girls suspended at higher rates than most boys by  NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON

16.3

I’m not your pretty little lotus flower by Joy Goy-Mah and Rowena Mondiwa at Media Diversified

Free Choice does not exist at Root Veg

On Stepping Outside by Glosswitch

“Toxic Wars” vs “Conscience Feminism” by Minna Salami at Media Diversified

For Native Women, the Highway of Tears cuts right across Canada by Mariah Griffin-Angus

For For #IWD2014, I Salute Doreen Lawrence  by Huma Munshi at Media Diversified

The Boundaries of Boundless Women in the Realm of Cannibals, Vampires, and Cornered Cats – Part One at When Women Were Warriors

This is Torture by Rebecca Mott

Panic at One Woman’s Thoughts

Speech from Million Women Rise: March 8 2014 by Karen Ingala Smith

9.3

Page 3 vs Breast Cancer: Whose side are you on? by Sarah Ditum

Why Breast Cancer Awareness Month Is Actually a Huge Insult to Women by Elizabeth Plank

Forget Oscar Pistorius – what’s really on trial here is misogyny by Zoe Williams

Kamila Shamsie on applying for British citizenship: ‘I never felt safe’ by Kamila Shamsie

“Sex positive” feminism is doing the patriarchy’s work for it by Glosswitch

I know how I feel about catcalls, thanks: a response to Paris Lees at Not a Zero Sum Game

Hollering Back to Paris Lees by Sarah Ditum

Street Harassment – a response to Paris Lees in Vice at sianandcrookedrib

Of course some women are flattered by catcalls, but that doesn’t make it ok: A response to Paris Lees by Meghan Murphy

To the Men by God Loves Women

Sarkless Kitty and the Ghosts of Misogyny by Katharine Edgar

Don’t Come Here With That Language by Rebecca Mott

I’m Tired of All the Damned Splaining so Check Your Privilege, Please at Make Me a Sammich

Clare’s Law: Let’s Talk about Manchester by Karen Ingala Smith

“Complicit No More” by Yasmin Gunaratnam at Media Diversified

Women Scientists You Need to Know by Lisa Winter at I Fucking Love Science

Million Women at One Woman’s Thoughts

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Congolese Women at Musings of a Congolese Lesbian

Clare’s Law – Will it really help women fleeing violence?at sianandcrookedrib

International Women’s Day – In Defence of Feminist Dissent by Robin Morgan, Charlotte Raven, Amrit Wilson, Selma James, Gail Lewis and Nawal El Saadawi

2.3

Why Don’t You Educate Me about Feminism at The Belle Jar

The Myth of the Empowered Woman in History at Reading Medieval Women

“I woke up this morning with a bad hangover/ And my penis was missing again”: On Power and Pseudo-History at Reading Medieval Women

Harriet Harman should never have been the target of this non-debate by Liz Kelly

Who do you listen to by Sarah Ditum

There are a lot of isolated incidents around by Karen Ingala Smith

Refugee women in the UK: fighting back from behind barsby Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi

Sitting on the corner of poverty and activism, shouting on by Sian Steans

Enough talk about Intersectionality. Let’s get on with it by Chitra Nagarajan

Men’s theft is more literal than we think by Witchwind

A boy without a winkle! God be praised. It’s a miracle. Recovering narratives of girlhood at Reading Medieval Books

Sweaty Concepts by Feminist Killjoys

The trouble with hate by Liz Kelly at Trouble & Strife

I hate labels but I call myself a Muslim Feminist at Life of a Muslim Feminist

Forgetting the humanity of non-males at Herbs & Hags: Meanderings of a Hag

A Basic Income and A Room of our Own by EconomistaDentata

And, most importantly, this blog on Sexism in Schools from a 10 year old girl!

Pink, Orange, Lellow by Glosswitch

Why feminist comparisons of sexism and racism are dangerous by Jola Adeyemo at Bad Housekeeping

Are you a Western Feminist at The Arctic Feminist

Writing and Reading While Black: Lessons Learned by Shannon Barber

The Problem with Ideological Purity at We Mixed Our Drinks

Climbing Back on My Horse by Rebecca Mott

My Apology at One Woman’s Thoughts

On Writing and Comments at Radical Wind

Here’s a thing: Women Exist by Karen Ingala Smith

What Gender is and What Gender Isn’t at It’s Not a Zero Sum Game

Scant Menses, Cold and Dry Testicles, and Why You Should Drink Herbal Wine in the Bath at Reading Medieval Texts

Toying with politics: A review of Melissa Gira Grant’s ‘Playing the Whore’ by Sarah Ditum

How to stop abusing women in the name of feminism: A patronising checklist by Glosswitch

An honest, too honest, post about being triggered by SianandCrookedRib

February

16.2

If you only read one piece this week make it this one by Sian Norris: Feminism and the Language of Abusers

Autism, Ableism and a dude I call Minkey at LUBottom

Why are so many boys leaving high school thinking rape is funny by Soraya Chemaly

A short word on Valentine’s Day by Smashthep

Pro-choice means pro-female, regardless of identity‪#profemaleprochoice at Liberation Collective

What women look like is not simply a matter of individual choice by Exiled Stardust

The Simon Gittany Trial should be a wake up call for abusive men by Louise Taylor

Is there ever such a thing as the “right” victim by Alma at Ending Victimisation and Blame

The Fetishisation of Asian Women by Crates & Ribbons

On Swerfs, Terfs and Good Girls by Glosswitch

In Name Only at One Woman’s Thoughts

On Reality, Gender and Empathy by Glosswitch

It’s Time to Talk about Black Tudors by Rowena Mondiwa

Valentine’s Day: A Product of Compulsory Heterosexualtyat Sisterhood is Powerful

Do check out the #FeaturedPost on A Room of Our Own: A Feminist Network

9.2

Sisterhood is Meaningful at Sisterhood is Powerful

Gendered Food Categories: Mythology, Men and Meat by Amy Calvert

Women don’t lie about rape as often as you think they doby Angry Black Lady

#BelieveDylanFarrow: Why Your Responses to Dylan Farrow Matters at Outspoken

Parent Alienation from Domestic Abuse by Everyday Victim Blaming

Just Add Alcohol. Neknominations and the risk of rape at Everyday Victim Blaming

Labour at Sea: One Woman’s Thoughts

We Need to talk about gender by Sarah Ditum

I am former Woody Allen fan by The Arctic Feminist

We don’t start with a needle in our arm at Renegade Mama

Africa: A Celebrity Must-Have by Samira Sawlani

why we should be very careful with the words crying rape by LUBottom

What you call pimps, we call managers by Cath Elliott

Sisterhood, sisterhood… Thoughts on identity and what it does to radical feminism at Witchwind

Don’t be a pimp-thinker by Rebecca Mott

Fat, Red Juicy Ones by Carregonnen

2.2

How to man-up medieval style: cross-dressing women and the perils of accidental lesbianism at Reading Medieval Books

On the vexed question of front bottoms at Feminists Unknown

Last Night, The House of Lords let down our Young Women at SianandCrookedRib

Amnesty International supports the exploitation of women by Smash The P

The History of Sexuality: A View from the History of Rapeby Garthine Walker

No, No, No: Pick-Up artists and Rape Manuals by Philippa Willitts

Why Radical Feminism? at The Arctic Fox

Familiar Feeling by Portia Smart

State Sanctioned Violence Against Women at Hiding Under the Bed

Like the Virgin Mary, only Hairier: Why Patriarchy likes a little Lipstick Lesbianism at Reading Medieval Books

On Metapatterning. Or, My Pocket Vagina by Radical Kitten

If Sex Work was Work by Ann Tagonist

M.E, myself and I: Living with a misunderstood conditionat LUBottom

Scolds’ Bridle by Glosswitch

This is art. Remember at Fugue (content note for images)

The Queerification of Feminist Concepts: Objectification at Sisterhood is Powerful

January

26.1

Moving Beyond Conflict in the Feminist Movement by Chitra Nagarajan

 Star Dust at One Woman’s Thoughts

I didn’t fully understand what it means to be pro-choice until I decided not to have an abortion by Sarah Ditum

The PETA complex: On Post-feminism activism, gender and veganism at Feminist Current

6 Reason Female Nudity can be Powerful by Soraya Chemaly

10 Things to End Rape Culture at The Nation

19.1

In retrospect, the 85 000, reformism and other things by Witchwind

Fuck off Russell, Feminism doesn’t need you by GoddessDeeva

Male Politicians and Secret Affairs by HerbsandHags

Free at From a Whisper to a Roar

Disability Hate Crime – the things we teach our childrenat LUBBottom

Hey, Hi, I want off all the mothering teams at Renegade Mama

Violence, Teenagers and Gonzo Porn at Bad Housekeeping

What does it mean when women perpetrate gang rapes by Women Under Siege Project

Women’s Safety worth £50, yet steal meat and go to jail by Jayne Linney

Why I will not be rising with One Billion Women Rising this year or any other year by Fiending for Hope

Who stole all the Black Women from Britain at Media Diversified

Gender is a social construct by Rootveg

Why Radical Feminism? by mechantechatonne

My Tragic Tale – Not, really, lol at Not a Zero Sum Game

The Tipping Point at Ending Victimisation and Blame (Everyday Victim Blaming)

Forgiveness at Ending Victimisation and Blame (Everyday Victim Blaming)

The Re-Branding of Radical Feminism by Ann Tagonist

More British women were killed through men’s violence last year than British troops were killed in Afghanistan in the last 3 years by Karen Ingala Smith

TONYA HARDING, NANCY KERRIGAN, AND THE SPECTACLES OF FEMALE POWER AND PAIN at The Believer

12.1

Check your privilege Louise Mensch at Black Feminists

The Fake Male Feminist Chicanery by Minh Nguyen

Women Prisoners: An Experience of Crime and Punishment at Ending Victimisation & Blame (Everyday Victim Blaming)

Living the Consequences at Feminist Killjoys

One weird old trick to undermine the Patriarchy on the Last Word on Nothing

I Will Not Tolerate Whites REGULARLY Making FALSE Claims About Me Being Bigoted: at Gradient Lair

2013: A Year Of White Supremacy and Racism In Mainstream Feminism at Gradient Lair

Let me slip into something a little less comfortable by Ann Tagonist

Our very long Autism journey and how we’ve been let down along the way at LUBBottom

Tears at One Woman’s Thoughts

The mantra of the well-meaning at One Woman’s Thoughts

Saying no to sex is not oppression at Kaliane Moloch

No really, what does love have to do with it? at Renegade Mothering

Listen to Survivors by Rebecca Mott

Dear Carol Sarler at Everyday Victim Blaming

Dude, you are not the victim at Brighter than Before

Is your wife prettier than mine? at Gentle Otter

The science behind sex differences is still in dispute by Feminist Borgia

Meet the Woman Who Waged an Artistic War Against Her Street Harassers at Mother Jones

This piece is not written by a woman but I think it’s an important piece on Privilege which needs sharing.

4.1

Feminism, Male Violence and Identity at Feminists Unknown

The Feminist Bubble at Neo Colonial Thoughts

You don’t know me at Media Diversified

A a radical education at Media Diversified

Compliments and Inequality at Gradient Lair

White Feminists, racism, allies, abuse and social media at Gradient Lair

The single most important aspect of sex at Just a South African Woman

Old Mother Hubbards Girl at One Woman’s Thoughts

Is it so shocking to believe that women should be able to get blind drunk without being raped by Karen Ingala Smith

Taking the Tory out of History: Gove again at Reading Medieval Books

Where are all the Black women in science fiction at Media Diversified

Intercourse and Manufactured Female Pleasure: Politics of Love Part III at Witchwind

Gertrude Stein and Cultural Femicide at Sian and Crooked Rib

Future Fears: Disability in the 21st century (trigger warning for suicide) at Bottomface

No Escape at Carregonnen

Intersectionality Round 5 at Black Feminists

Victim Blaming is not just about hurt feelings. It helps create more victim at Ending Victimisation and Blame (Everyday Victim Blaming)

Schrodinger’s Rapist, or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced at Kate Harding

Dear White Women to whom my pain is invisible by For Harriet